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Spain selects Carlos Higes for Junior Eurovision 2022

RTVE has revealed Spain’s representative for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022, to be held in Yerevan, Armenia. During the airing of MasterChef Celebrity, Carlos Higes was revealed to be headed to JESC. Carlos was chosen from 95 applications that consisted of two rounds of auditions taking place in Madrid. The fact that the contest is taking place in …

Folk Metal Band Cruachan Announce Bid to Represent Ireland at Eurovision 2023

Music fans of all stripes have lamented Ireland’s performance at Eurovision these past two decades, but Irish folk metal band Cruachan have decided to do something about it. In posts on the band’s social media accounts this past weekend, Cruachan announced that they “have submitted specially recorded song  for consideration to represent Ireland in next year’s Eurovision song contest.” We …

Azerbaijan: İTV denies rumor of withdrawal from Eurovision 2023

Yesterday a rumor spread across social media like wildfire, claiming that İTV and Azerbaijan would not be returning to Eurovision in 2023. The news originated through an instagram post from Songfestival Azerbaijan, which reported that the broadcaster had released it’s plans for TV and entertainment programs to be broadcasted over the next year, and that the Eurovision Song Contest was …

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United Kingdom: Graham Norton has said he has no plans to host Eurovision 2023

With the BBC’s announcement on the 27th of September naming Glasgow and Liverpool as the shortlisted cities for hosting the upcoming contest, many have been speculating on the hosts. Many names are being thrown around, one in particular, being the BBC’s lead commentator Graham Norton. Graham Norton himself appeared on ITV’s This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to …

Ireland’s Eurosong Special Returns as National Final for Eurovision 2023

RTÉ has announced that Ireland’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will again be selected through an episode of the Late Late Show. The special episode, ‘The Eurosong Late Late Special,’ will air live in early 2023. In their announcement, RTÉ outlines what they are seeking in an entry: A “contemporary” artist who is “an accomplished songwriter with a …

The BBC Plans Its Eurovision Programming: Applications Open

The BBC’s preparations for Eurovision 2023 are well underway! The broadcaster are currently advertising two Eurovision-related opportunities. Firstly, today marks the closure of applications for independent production companies who wish to film the Insignia Handover and Allocation Draw. Production companies may apply to the BBC before 7PM GMT today to register their interest. The Insignia Handover is an ongoing tradition …

Poland: National Final is set to select 2023 representative

Poland will hold a national selection to select their entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2023. TVP, the Polish national broadcaster, has opened the submissions for the national final which will close on January 15, 2023. Artists who aspire to represent Poland can send their applications and entries in mp3 form using TVP’s email: [email protected] A professional jury will select the …

Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2023 to be hosted by Farah Abadi and Jesper Rönndahl

The 2023 season is slowly approaching day by day, and it sure feels like that when the heavy Eurovision countries are getting their word out. Sweden just recently revealed how many songs were received and now, we even know who will guide us through 28 of the selected songs, when we approach the month of February. Melodifestival 2023 Hosts Before …

News surfaces that RTV Slovenija considered withdrawing from Eurovision 2023

It has been revealed by Eurovision 2007 representative Alenka Gotar that Slovenia considered withdrawing from Eurovision 2023 earlier this year. Gotar, who is now a member of the Program Council of RTVSLO, posted this statement on social media: “Great news! In the spring, RTV’s management and consultants were thinking about not participating in Eurovision anymore! I am glad that this time …

Glasgow or Liverpool Will Host Eurovision 2023

Then, there were two. The BBC has announced that the shortlist of potential Eurovision host cities has been narrowed down to two candidates: Glasgow and Liverpool. These cities have satisfied the BBC and EBU’s criteria for a host city, including: Possession of a roofed venue with a capacity of over 10,000. Strong hotel availability. Suitable locations for a press centre …

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